release.txt Driver File Contents (LAN_Broadcom_v10.46.0.0_Vistax86x64_XPx86.zip)

                          ============================
                           R E L E A S E    N O T E S
                          ============================

                       Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Driver
                    For Windows Vista (Longhorn ) 32/64 bit versions

                       Copyright (c) 2000-2007 Broadcom Corporation
                                All rights reserved.

Version 10.46.0.0  July 22, 2007

---------------------------------
1. Enhancement
       CQ30670 - disable LowPower mode for a requested 4part ID, when WOL is 
       disabled and ASF is not present.
 
      Cause:
        For the 5787M, when ASF is not present and WOL is disabled, on entering S3, 
        driver will allow bootcode to put the LOM into IDDQ
        LowPower Mode. 

          An OEM request that IDDQ LowPwr mode be disabled for one selected 
          platform.
 
      Change:
        Prevent the bootcode from putting our LOM into IDDQ LowPwr mode on 
        entering S3 for the requested platform.

Version 10.45.0.0d  July 18, 2007

---------------------------------
   1. Bug fix

      CQ30595 Enable EPA for some existing 4part IDs (one
      device does not have EPA applied properly)
         
      Cause:

      Change:
      Enabled missing EPA functionality

Version 10.45.0.0c  July 17, 2007

---------------------------------

   1. Bug fix

      CQ29823: Rx/Tx performance is low when testing in chariot setup with
      one/two/three endpoints on some OEM platforms
         
      Cause:
      Enabling RSS actually reduces performance in some scenario.
      This is seen for example during performance tests with only
      a few TCP connections. This is also seen on competing
      products.

      Change:
      The previous fix removed support for RSS completely for some
      platforms which is not desired. In this version, RSS is only
      disabled, and can be re-enabled if needed.

   2. Bug fix

      CQ30595 Enable EPA for some existing 4part IDs
         
      Cause:

      Change:
        EPA enabled

Version 10.45.0.0b  July 13, 2007

----------------------------------------

   1. Enhancement request
   
      CG30337 - submit files missed on 10.45.0.0

Version 10.45.0.0  July 12, 2007

----------------------------------------

   1. Enhancement request

      CQ30434: Add 4 part ID for new 5787M OEM system
         
      Cause:

      Change:

      Added the new ID

   2. Bug fix

      CQ29823: Rx/Tx performance is low when testing in chariot setup with
      one/two/three endpoints on some OEM platforms
         
      Cause:
      Enabling RSS actually reduces performance in some scenario.
      This is seen for example during performance tests with only
      a few TCP connections. This is also seen on competing
      products.

      Change:
      Disabled RSS on some platforms where RSS is unlikely to be
      useful.

   3. Bug fix
   
      CG29916: Disable hardware fix that causes MAC loopback test to fail
      frequently when tested at 10Mbps (full or half duplex).
      
   4. Enhancement request
   
      CQ30337: Add 4 part IDs for NC7781 & NC7782
      
      Change:
      
      Added the new IDs
      
   5. Bug Fix
   
      CQ29927: Machine appears to freeze for several seconds when driver loads.
      
      Cause:  Trying to allocate 640KB for LSO coalesce buffers can fail and
      retrying by reducing each attempt by 64KB will give the appearance that
      the system is not running properly.
      
      Change: Added code to determine amount of memory installed in the system
      and made available to Windows.  If the largest block exceeds 512MB, 
      allow request to be for the full 640KB, otherwise only request 64KB.

Version 10.44.0.0  June 28, 2007

----------------------------------------

      Bug Fix

      CQ29862 - INF update -    A dd 4part ID for  a specific OEM         

      Cause:

      Change:

        Added the new ID
        
Version 10.43.0.0c  June 8, 2007

----------------------------------------
   1. Bug Fix
       CQ29868 10.43.0.0B Vista x86 fails chkinf test in DTM

      Cause:

      Change:
       Fixed typo in the inf.

Version 10.43.0.0b  June 6, 2007

----------------------------------------

   1. Bug Fix

        CQ29810 -  5756ME Missing RSS, IPv6 Checksum Offload and IPv4/IPv6 LSO v2 in 

        NDIS 6 drivers

      Cause:


      Change:

        Restored the RSS, IPV6 and offload capability for this device


   2. Bug Fix

      CQ29837 , 29835 - INF update -    A dd 4part ID for  a specific OEM         

      Cause:

      Change:

        Added the new ID


    3 . Bug Fix

      CQ29832 While upgrading from inbox driver to 4 part ID match, 

      we discovered that CO for IPV6 and LSO-V2 for IPV4 are missing for 

      the following devices.

         5754 - 167A

         5755M - 1673

         5756M - 1674

         5754M -  1672

         5787 -169b

      Cause:        

      Change:

        Added the missing functionality

Version 10.43.0.0  June 5, 2007
----------------------------------------
   1. Bug Fix
        CQ29255 5704 fails 2c_offloadlargesend test
        
      Cause:
        fw_tcpseg.h was checked into VSS and not PerForce.
        
      Change:
        Copy fw_tcpseg.h to PerForce projects for NDIS3-5 and NDIS6.
        

Version 10.42.0   June 4, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Bug fix
        CQ29405 Upgrading from Vista inbox driver to 10.4 release shows un-wanted parameters 
        in advanced properties

      Cause:
        More issues to fix
 
      Change:
        Fixed the reported missing implementation

   2. Enhancement request
        CQ28488 PnP product_version entry needs to be greater than current umbrella version

      Cause:
 
      Change:
        Changed Release ID tp 10.5.0

Version 10.41.0.0   June 1, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Bug fix
        CQ29193 Enable EPA feature to support link negotiation for WoL to the lowest 
        advertised speed ( ie first 10 MBPS then 100 MPBS )
      Cause:
        Incomplete implementation
 
      Change:
        Fixed the reported missing implementation


    2. Enhancement Request
        CQ29625 2-part ID Match for 5756ME Missing from INF for NDIS 4/5/5.1/6

       Cause:

       Change:
        Added new ID

    3. Enhancement Request
        CQ 29677 add 4 part ID for new 5787M with NVIDIA chipset 
        MCP73PV for release 10.4c

       Cause:
 
       Change:
        Added new ID

   4. Bug fix
        CQ29405 upgrading from Vista inbox driver to 10.4 release shows un-wanted parameters 
        in advanced properties
      Cause:
        Incomplete implementation
 
      Change:
        Fixed the reported missing implementation

   5. Bug fix
        CQ29152 NDIS6.0 - Enable the EPA feature for FJ 5906M 4part ID
      Cause:
        Incomplete implementation
 
      Change:
        Fixed the reported missing implementation

Version 10.40.0.0C   May 22, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Bug fix
        CQ29484 HP_WS: 10 Mbps WoL EPA Enhancement. Missing Msi support
      Cause:
 
      Change:
        Added Added Msi support

Version 10.40.0.0B   May 22, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Enhancement Request
        Add support for 5787 parts
      Cause:
 
      Change:
        Added support for 5787 parts

Version 10.40.0.0   May 18, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Enhancement Request
        CQ29405 upgrading from Vista inbox driver to 10.4 release shows un-wanted 
        parameters in advanced properties
      Cause:
 
      Change:
        Added the OEM suggested DelReg keys

   2. Enhancement Request
        CQ29410,CQ29314 Add OEM 4 part ID
      Cause:

      Change:
        Added OEM 4 part ID


   2. Enhancement Request
        CQ29484 HP_WS: 10 Mbps WoL EPA Enhancement
      Cause:

      Change:
        Enabled EPA for 4-part ID

   4. Enhancement Request
        CQ29193 Enable EPA feature to support link negotiation for WoL to the 
        lowest advertised speed ( ie first 10 MBPS then 100 MPBS )
      Cause:

      Change:
        Enabled EPA for 2-part IDs

Version 10.39.0.0B   May 8, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Enhancement Request
        CQ29347 Add OEM 4 part ID
      Cause:

      Change:
        Added OEM 4 part ID

Version 10.39.0.0   May 021, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Enhancement Request
        CQ29344 - BugCheck 0x9c on IA64 system when installing the driver on
        a 5703.
      Cause:
        ASPM Code was being executed on devices that did not support ASPM.
      Change:
        Modified the driver to never enable ASPM on devices that do not support
        ASPM.

Version 10.38.0.0c  May 01, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Enhancement Request
        Enable EPA EnergyStar feature for requested devices.
      Cause:
        OEM Request.
      Change:
        Modified inf file to enable EPA EnergyStar feature.

Version 10.38.0.0b  April 30, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Enhancement Request
        Enable EPA EnergyStar feature for requested devices.
      Cause:
        OEM Request.
      Change:
        Modified inf file to enable EPA EnergyStar feature.

Version 10.38.0.0  April 30, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Problem
        CQ29164, CQ29187 - System hang during driver unload on 5703/5704.
      Cause:
        ASPM code was being executed on devices that did not support ASPM
        due to typo.
      Change:
        Removed typo.

Version 10.37.0.0  April 27, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Enhancement Request
        Enable EPA EnergyStar feature for requested devices.
      Cause:
        OEM Request.
      Change:
        Modified inf file to enable EPA EnergyStar feature.

Version 10.36.0.0  April 18, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Problem
        CQ29049 CRC error on 5703 Long Horn driver v10.10 on WinVistaX86
      Cause:
        5703 specific PHY setup code is not getting executed in all cases
        and a bad AUT is being used.
      change:
        Change the driver to execute 5703 specific code correctly and destroy
        the bad AUT. 

Version 10.35.0.0 April 13, 2007
----------------------------------------
   1. Enhancement Request
        CQ28488 PnP product_version entry needs to be greater than current umbrella version
        CQ27950 Need to add registry key for OEM PnP Install Support
      Cause:
        OEM has requested a new registry entry to facilitate installation
      change:
        Added product_version key in service section with a version of 10.4

   2. Enhancement Request
        CQ29103 Add Thruman 4 part ID on 10.4 project
      Cause:
        OEM has requested the addition of a 4 part ID
      change:
        Added the requested 4 part ID

   3. Problem:
        CQ29148 INF check failure.
      Cause:
        A typo in the x64 version INF file.
      change:
        Fixed the typo.


Version 10.34.0.0 April 06, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Problem:
        CQ28745 - Phy Loopback failed in SR71 Blade Server 5906m LOM when
        cable is not present
      Cause:
        LM_SetupSnowLoopback() is resetting the PHY
        at the start of the loopback test. This reset was removed
        from the NDIS5.1 code base in the past, but not from the NDIS6
        code base.
      Change:
        Removed the spurious PHY reset in LM_SetupSnowLoopback().
      Impact:
        None.

   2. Problem:
        CQ28192 - Sending large pings leads to long round trip times on 5788.
      Cause:
        The interrupt service routine was not handling this device
        properly.
      Change:
        Modified the interrupt service routine to handle the 5788 correctly.
      Impact:
        None.

   3.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ28816 Add "L1 ASPM debounce" feature. 
      Cause:
        There is an interoperability issue between the Broadcom
        LAN controllers and the Intel ICH7/8 that may cause the 
        Rx-performance at 100 Mbps to be lower then expected when
        L1 ASPM is enabled along with system CPU C3E, or C4, or C4E 
        or higher state.
      Change:
        Along with the device driver change here, that will drive
        the PCI-E link less aggressively into L1 ASPM during
        network stress, the user must enable the feature
        by setting a configurable option inside the LAN 
        controllers NVRAM.
      Impact:
        There is no known impact from enabling this 
        feature.  As a matter of fact, enabling this
        feature will increase the power savings in
        case the system has disabled 'L1 ASPM' due to 
        the interoperability issue described above.


Version 10.33.0.0 March 07, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1.  Enhancement Request:
        Apply EPA settings to certain OEM designs. Please refer to
        amended CQ28493,28495 descriptions 
      Cause:
        OEM request.
      Change:
        Applied EPA settings to affected OEM platforms.
      Impact:
        Resolve requested Enhancement Request.

   2.  Enhancement Request:
        Add PCI 4 part Device ID to OEM specific
        INF installation files. Please refer to
        CQ28493,28495, 28505, 28506.
      Cause:
        OEM request.
      Change:
        Added new 4 part OEM PCI ID support in OEM specific
        NDIS INF files.
      Impact:
        Resolve requested Enhancement Request.

   3.  Enhancement Request:
        Add PCI 4 part Device ID to OEM specific
        INF installation files. Please refer to
        CQ28506.
      Cause:
        OEM request.
      Change:
        Added new 4 part OEM PCI ID support in OEM specific
        NDIS INF files.
      Impact:
        Resolve requested Enhancement Request.

   4. Problem:
        Fixed minor errors in implementing fix for CQ28493 and CQ28506.
      Cause:
        Wrong friendly name, and missing registry keys.
      Change:
        Fixed the friendly name (CQ28506), and added the requested
        registry key (CQ28493).
      Impact:
        None.

   5. Problem:
        CQ28458 - System hang when running BACS/Diagnostics Test
      Cause:
        There is a potential for a race condition to occur between the
        LAN controller's Interrupt Service Routine (ISR) and its 
        scheduled Deferred Procedure Call (DPC) when running the Broadcom
        Diagnostics utility (BACS).  The affected code segment
        responsible for the problem is only executed when running BACS.  
        Due to the fact that this issue requires a very specific timing 
        between the ISR and the DPC this problem it is rather intermittent, 
        or may not surface at all on particular systems.
        Nevertheless, when this condition occurs an ISR-storm gets triggered 
        what will cause the LAN controller to saturate the system CPU and 
        hang the system.
      Change:
        Modified specific code segments inside the device driver that 
        get executed when running BACS in order to not enable interrupts 
        inside the LAN controller twice what will prevent ISR-storms to occur.
      Impact:
        All BRCM chips are affected by the problem equally.  There are no 
        known side effects from fixing this issue.

   6. Problem:
        5755/5756 Bugcheck D1 on LH Server with 8 or more CPUs if RSS is
        enabled.
      Cause:
        The driver doesn't always calculate the correct receive ring index
        in the case of system's number of CPUs is greater than the number of
        receive rings.
      Change:
        Modified specific code segments so that the driver can correctly
        calculate the receive ring number.
      Impact:
        There is no known side effect from fixing this issue.


Version 10.32 Feb 08, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Problem:
        CQ28412 - Low power mode in 5755M does not work under Vista.
      Cause:
        The Ndis driver was halting the embedded cpu when Wake Up Frame is enabled
        when the driver is being unloaded.
      Change:
        Modified the Ndis driver to only halt the embedded cpu when the system is
        transitioning to S3/S4 and Wake Up Frame is enabled.
      Impact:
        None.

   2.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ28429 Add PCI 4 part Device ID to OEM specific
        INF installation files. 
      Cause:
        OEM request.
      Change:
        Added new 4 part OEM PCI ID support in OEM specific
        NDIS INF files.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ28429 Enhancement Request.

Version 10.31 Feb 01, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Problem:
        CQ28164 - 5721/5751/5752 fails phy loopback test.
      Cause:
        Change for CQ26645 is not compatable with phy loopback mode.
      Change:
        Modified the phy loopback code to disable Auto-Mdix when
        phy loopback is enabled.
      Impact:
        None.

   2. Problem:
        When the ndis driver loads on a 5755M, 5787M or 5752M with the cable
        unplugged. The GPHY DLL was not being powered down.
      Cause:
        Corner case in the GPHY DLL power down code.
      Change:
        Corrected GPHY DLL power down code to properly handle the corner case.
      Impact:
        None.

   3. Problem:
        LH-6001 checked build assert.
      Cause:
        Corner case in the failure of allocating shared memory
        for coalescing pool.
      Change:
        Freed allocated resources when OS failed to return
        shared memory at initialization.
      Impact:
        None.

   4. Problem:
        PreFast warnings (DDK 6000).
      Cause:
        DDK 6000 introduces new PF warnings.
      Change:
        Suppress some of warnings. No CODE change.
      Impact:
        None.

   5. Problem:
        Add support for OEM platforms.
      Cause:
        Please refer to CQ#28081 for details.
      Change:
        Added PNP IDs to inf files.
      Impact:
        None.


Version 10.30 January 12, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Problem:
        Add support for 5756ME and 5722 devices.
      Cause:
        Please refer to MRD for details.
      Change:
        Added PNP IDs to inf files.
      Impact:
        None.


Version 10.8b ** Inf Update Only ** January 9, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Problem:
        CQ#27306 - Adding WOL support for 5715S, for Tyan S3997, 
        5715S A3.
      Cause:
        WakeOnTbi should be applied to BCM5714SWol install section.
      Change:
        Change the WOL option from ParamsWoL to ParamWakeOnTbi
        in the BCM5714SWol install section of the inf files.
      Impact:
        None.

Version 10.8a ** Inf Update Only ** January 8, 2007      
----------------------------------------
   1. Problem:
        CQ28059 Missing friendly strings in inf file.
      Cause:
        Changes ported over from release 9.7 were not complete.
      Change:
        Added missing friendly strings into the inf file.
      Impact:
        None.

Version 10.8  December 18, 2006      
----------------------------------------
   1. Problem:
        CQ27896 System CPU busy after finishing CPU test in BACS.
      Cause:
        The driver clears the status tag in host memory whem resuming
        the driver. This causes problem if MSI is active because
        MSI will not de-assert if the latest tag is not written
        to interrupt mailbox to ack the interrupt. The re-generated
        MSI interrupt doesn't associate with a status block update.
        One-shot MSI implemented on newer chips would solve this problem
        but it's not available to older PCIe chips.
      Change:
        Modify the driver not to clear the status tag after finishing
        diagnose.
      Impact:
        None.

Version 10.7  December 14, 2006      
----------------------------------------
   1. Problem:
        CQ27776 5906 intermittently fails BACS Phy Loopback test.
      Cause:
        The 5906 phy auto-mdix feature needs to be disabled during phy
        loopback test.
      Change:
        Modified the ndis driver to disable auto-mdix during phy
        loopback on 5906.
      Impact:
        None.

   2. Problem:
        CQ27874 5906 -remove LSO support from sys and INF file 
       (just like for 5906m)
      Cause:
        Refer to the CQ for more information
      Change:
        Modified the ndis driver and inf file to not report this
        feature to the operating system during ndis driver initialization.
      Impact:
        None.

   3. Problem:
        CQ27832 5755M failing IEEE compliance on certain OEM platforms.
      Cause:
        The phy trim registers needed to be modified by the ndis device driver.
      Change:
        Modified the ndis driver to program the phy trim registers per
        recommendation from phy engineering team.
      Impact:
        None.

   4. Problem:
        CQ#27795 remove "interrupt moderation" from 
        "advanced driver properties" for OEM platforms.
      Cause:
        Refer to the CQ27795 for more information
      Change:
        For affected platforms, we want to hide the "interrupt moderation" 
        option inside the driver advanced properties. 
      Impact:
        None.


Version 10.6  December 8, 2006      
----------------------------------------
   1. Problem:
        CQ27759 5906 fails WHQL packet filter test.
      Cause:
        The 5906 uses a different mechanism to filter broadcast
        packets from previous controllers.
      Change:
        Modified the ndis driver to properly filter broadcast packets
        on 5906.
      Impact:
        None.

Version 10.5  December 4, 2006      
----------------------------------------
   1. Problem:
        CQ#27413 - implement restrictive AutoNeg in NDIS6 driver.
      Cause:
        The feature hasn't been populated from the NDIS5x driver because
        MSFT make the auto neg standardized keyword.
      Change:
        Modify driver translated non-standardized values to recognize 
        restrictive auto negotiation settings.
      Impact:
        None.
 
   2. Problem:
        Low throughput performance on DosXX-5906M with ASPM enabled.
      Change:
        The low performance we are seeing is due to a design flaw 
        in the ASIC. This flaw causes the PCI-e latency during DMA 
        transfer to become unecessarily large, and leads to a lower 
        throughput. The only way to get around this problem, is to 
        coalesce every tx packets for the the 5906, which this Windows 
        driver version does.
      Impact:
        Possibly higher CPU utilization with this version.
 
   3. Problem:
        Adding WOL support for 5715S, for Tyan S3997, 5715S A3
      Change:
        Added an entry for this device in the generic win32 and x64 
        infs.
      Impact:
        None.

   4. Problem:
        CQ#27722 - new 4 part ID support for oem platforms. 
      Change:
        INF update.
      Impact:
        None.

Version 10.4  November 27, 2006      
----------------------------------------
   1. Problem:
        CQ00027621 - Cannot Select Box to Allow AUT to wake up Computer 
        in Pwr Mgmt Tab with NDIS 6 v10.3.
      Cause:
        In the v10.3 release, there is a requirement to remove certain
        advanced settings for some oem platforms, hence the driver's
        inf was changed to remove some registry settings before starting
        up the installation in order to clean up the registry keys.
        However, the OS installer seems to defer deleting registry at a
        point after these keys were re-populated back to the HKR location.
        Hence, the driver would not be able to read the settings.
      Change:
        Limited the keys to delete for the affected OEM platforms, only 
        delete keys that are not used by the affected OEM platforms.
      Impact:
        None.

Version 10.3  November 22, 2006      
----------------------------------------
   1. Problem:
        Need to clean up stale registry keys left by the inbox driver.
      Cause:
        For certain new devices, the inbox driver does generic 2-part 
        matching during installation. For such new devices, the generic 
        2-part installation section contains advanced features and settings
        which is not required by some OEMs for their new platforms. In these
        new platforms, 4-Part ID is used to specify the installation
        section with simplified settings which contains less configurable
        parameters in the advanced pages. However, the upgrade driver
        process does not clean up the advanced settings left by the 
        inbox driver hence those undesired settings still accessible
        through the advanced property page.
      Change:
        Delete all advanced settings before install or upgrade driver.
      Impact:
        None.

   2. Problem:
       None
     cause:
       None.
      Changes:
        Integrated changes from ndis5x driver from v10.19 to v10.20.
        The changes are described below (Problem 3,4,5).
      Impact:
       none.

   3. Problem:
        CQ27551, CQ27500, CQ27498 EnergyStar WOL feature does not work.
      Cause:
        The code for did not configure the phy properly when dropping
        the feature was enabled.
      Change:
        Corrected the EnergyStar feature to configure the phy correctly.
      Impact:
        None.

   4. Problem:
        CQ27588, EnergyStar feature should be enabled by default for
        devices that require the feature.
      Cause:
        Feature request.
      Change:
        Changed the default behavior to enabled for devices that require
        the feature.
      Impact:
        None.

   5. Problem:
        CQ27536, Remove Large Send Offload feature from 5906M.
      Cause:
        Feature request.
      Change:
        Removed Large Send Offload feature from 5906M.
      Impact:
        None.


Version 10.2.0.0 Nov 16, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Problem:
        Need to apply EPA setting on certain OEM platforms.
      Cause:
        Enhancement request please refer to CQ#27190.
      Change:
        Applied EPA setting on certain OEM platforms.
      Impact:
        none.
  2.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#27410 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#27410 Enhancement Request.
  3. Problem:
       None
     cause:
       None.
      Changes:
        Integrated changes from ndis5x driver from v10.16 to v10.19 
        excluding iSCSI boot and 5906 lso/clkreq related changes.
      Impact:
       none.

Version 10.1.0.0 Nov 09, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Problem:
        CQ#27231 Network Address property is displayed twice  in Advanced 
        Tab of Network Properties with the latest driver 9.34 on only 5703.     
        The problem is not seen with the In-box driver, v 9.20.03 and  not  
        seen on 5755, 5705, 5714, 5751.
      Cause:
        A bug in the INF file that doesn't clean up stale registry keys for
        certain devices.
      Change:
        Modify the INFs to clean up registry keys before installation.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#27231.
  2.  Problem:
        5705 NDIStestv6.5 RC_2 DTM LSO test failure. 
      Cause:
        The cert test failed at packet size = 7268B MSS=904 at 10M/H.
        Fix for CQ27281,27241,27280 introduced a bug that long burst
        mode is mistakenly enabled for 5705 device when it's configured
        at 10M/H 6.25mhz core clock which will cause RDMA read FIFO
        overrun.
      Change:
        1. Do not enable long burst for 5705 in the GPHY power down
           code introduced in the GPHY power down fix.
        2. Set RDMA mode to "FIFO available" when the device is on
           6.25 mhz core clock.
      Impact:
        Fixed cert failure.

Version 10.0.0.0a Nov 02, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#27190 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#27190 Enhancement Request.

Version 10.0.0.0  Nov 02, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#27248 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#27248 Enhancement Request.
   
  2.  Problem:
        CQ27281 link down after reboot with Vista Drivers on 
        OEM system
         - Unable to resume and pass traffic when the 5752M,
        5755M or 5787M is initialized with the Ethernet cable
        Unplugged and subsequently plugged in after driver has
        Finished initialization.
      Cause:
        Similar to CQ27241, CQ27280 in NDIS5x drivers,
        A coding error in the power saving enhancement for 5752M, 5755M and
        5787M controllers was powering down the GPHY DLL during
        controller initialization.
      Change:
        Modified the Ndis driver to not power down the GPHY DLL
        during controller initialization.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ27281.

  3.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ27259  Add support to fallback to lowest advertised link speed
        for S3/S4.
      Cause:
        New feature request.
      Change:
        Added WOL speed configuration option. Added peer link partner 
        capabilities check if fallback is enabled. 
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ27259 Enhancement Request.

  4.  Problem:
       None
     cause:
       None.
      Changes:
        Integrated changes from ndis5x driver from v10.11c to v10.15.
           Impact:
       none.

Version 9.40.0.0  Oct 30, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Change:
       Restore IDs for 5906, 5906M which had been removed from v9.33.
     Impact:
       none.

Version 9.35.0.0  Oct 25, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Problem:
       CQ#27253 - NDIS6: 1c_mini6send test script failure
       CQ#27221 - Interface hangs while running NSlicer and Netperf 
       at the same time
     cause:
       A coding error was introduced in v9.33 that UP code gets executed on
       MP system.
     Change:
       Fixed the typo to make sure MP system is correctly detected
       and setup.
     Impact:
       none.

Version 9.34.0.0  Oct 23, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Problem:
       CQ#27167 - wake up capabilities settings set to magic packet only
       will not show link when system is in sleep state
     cause:
       OS doesn't behave right when MAGIC WOL is enabled alone.
     Change:
       Over-advertised WOL caps.
     Impact:
       none.

  2. Problem:
       PCIe link gets reset upon system crash which is not desirable.
     cause:
       Upon system crash, the driver reset the PCIe link along with
       the MAC core which causes other bugchecks.
     Change:
       Don't reset PCIe link for PCIe devices upon bugcheck.
     Impact:
       none.

Version 9.33.0.0  Oct 20, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Problem:
       CQ#26855 - NDIS 6: 2c_oidsndisrequest and Stats test script failed.
     cause:
       The MAC doesn't collect UC/MC/BC byte status.
     Change:
       Add code in the driver to collect UC/MC/BC byte counts in both send
       and receive path.
     Impact:
       May have minor performance impact.

  2. Problem:
       CQ#26857 - NDIS 6: 1c_mini6rssoids test script failed.
     cause:
       The new test kit requires driver to verify RSS settings.
     Change:
       Add code to verify RSS settings before applying.
     Impact:
       none.

  3.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#27184 - Remove support for 5906, 5906m, 5722 and 5756ME for 
        NDIS 6.0 RC driver for 9.7v. 
      Cause:
        This is a requirement for R9.7.
      Change:
        Remove device IDs: 1712,1713,1674.
      Impact:
        None.



Version 9.32.0.0  Oct 12, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Problem:
       CQ#27003 - Remove DbgBreakPoint calls in NDIS6 v9.31 driver.
     cause:
       A hardcoded breakpoint was left in free build causing DTM failure.
     Change:
       Removed the hardcoded BP.
     Impact:
       none.

  2.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#27025 - Vista driver do not have vlan tagging support. 
      Cause:
        In Windows Vista, Microsoft states the only correct way to
        support VLAN is using IM driver to set VLAN ID in NBL OOB.
        After discussed with MSFT, we added the VLAN ID registry 
        setting as a temporarily solution for customers who want 
        to support VLAN without an IM driver.
      Change:
        Added editable keyword "VLAN ID" in INF. Driver tags packets
        according to the current 801.1P/Q and VLAN ID settings.
      Impact:
        None.

  3.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#26977 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#26977 Enhancement Request.

  4. Problem:
       CQ#27045 - NDIS6 driver should specify its physical medium as 
       NdisPhysicalMedium802_3.
     cause:
       New requirement in latest DTM.
     Change:
       Changed to report 802.3 as medium type at initialization.
     Impact:
       none.

  5. Problem:
       CQ#27100 Vista - Network address does not work.  
       DUT only shows permanent MAC.
     cause:
       The registry key controlling the LAA is not up to the latest
       WDK document and OS. The ndis function to read the LLA registry
       key doesn't not work.
     Change:
       INF update. Changed the LAA key from *NetworkAddress to 
       NetworkAddress.
     Impact:
       none.


Version 9.31.0.0  Sep 29, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#26873 NDIS6:  string name enhancements in order to warrant 
        "unified INF file" for Vista 
      Cause:
        Please refer to CQ#26873.
      Change:
        Renamed the OEM references in the generic INF files.
      Impact:
        None.

  2. Problem:
       Need to Sync to latest NDIS5x driver to pickup fixes
       between v9.74b to v10.11c.
     Cause:
       Enhancement request. 
     Change:
       Sync to latest NDIS5x.
     Impact:
       Fixed the problem as described above.

  3. Problem:
       Need to pick up enhancements and changes made to the RC_1 
       branch.
     Change:
       Sync to 9.20.0.5. Enhanced the way the driver handles Pause
       reset, and set power.
     Impact:
       None.

Version 9.30.0.0a  Sep 22, 2006
Same driver binary files as prior v9.30 Driver Release
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        The latest Vista v9.24.0.0 INF-file differs from the INBOX-INF-file 
        as to where it cross-references certain OEM's.  
        This will break the "unified INF-file" approach taken for the 
        INBOX-INF-file v9.20.0.1.
      Change:
        Renamed all OEM specific references in the INF files.
      Impact:
        Resolve Enhancement Request. No impact.

Version 9.30.0.0  Sep 21, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#26196, 26530, 26537, 26697,26739 Add 4 ID device match for 
        new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve Enhancement Request.

Version 9.24.0.0  Aug 31, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Problem:
        NDIS5.1 and NDIS6.0 driver can not coexist on Vista if system
        has mixed of 5703 and newer device and 5700/01/02 devices.
      Cause:
        NDIS51 and NDIS60 INF use same service displayname. Os installer
        will not allow difference services with identical display name.
      Change:
       Changed NDIS6 inf file to use display name different from ndis51
       INF file.
      Impact:
       Vista can load NDIS5.1 and NDIS6.0 driver on the same machine
       at the same time.

  2.  Problem:
        5704 won't send on system with 16GB of memory.
      Cause:
        H/W limitation on RDMA request crossing 4*N GB address boundary. This
        also applies to any devices before 5755.
      Change:
       Coalesce send fragments when detecting any fragment in a 
       send packet meet such condition.
      Impact:
       Fixed the problem mentioned above. Performance impact is not
       observed.

Version 9.23.0.0A  Aug 29, 2006
Same driver binary files as prior v9.15 Driver Release
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        Remove StanfordME support for 9.7 release.
      Cause:
        Release requirement.
      Change:
        Removed 5906/5906M support.
      Impact:
        StanfordME support will not load.


Version 9.23.0.0  Aug 25, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#26523 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#26523 Enhancement Request.

  2.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#26530 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#26530 Enhancement Request.

  3.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#26537 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#26537 Enhancement Request.

  4.  Enhancement Request:
        Remove 5906/5906M for 9.7 release.
      Cause:
        Release requirement.
      Change:
        Removed 5906/5906M support.
      Impact:
        5906/5906M will not load.

  5.  Problem:
        Interrupt coalescing doesn't work.
      Cause:
        One line of code in tigon3.c was removed by the diff tool
        while syncing up to the XP source code.
      Change:
        Added the missing code back.
      Impact:
        Fixed the problem.
  

Version 9.22.0.0  Aug 16, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Enhancement request:
       Need to merge OEM 4-part IDs into generic inf for Vista.
     Change: 
       Added OEM 4-part IDs into generic inf for Vista.
     Impact: 
       none
  
  2. Problem: 
       CQ26371 - System Under Test with 5756ME NIC encounters BSOD 
       during MS PCI Compliance Test
     Cause: 
       See detailed report attached to the CQ.
     Change: 
       1. Needs to check the state of bit 12 at 0xDC before programming the 
       Clkreq Enable Bit and the PLLPowerDownL1_Disable Bit if bit 12 of DC 
       is 1 then Write 1 to the Clkreq Enable Bit and Write 0 to the 
       PLLPowerDownL1_Disable Bit else if bit 12 is clear then Write 1 
       to the PLLPowerDownL1_Disable Bit.  

Version 9.21.0.0  Aug 08, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Problem:
       Need to Sync to latest NDIS5x driver to pickup fixes and 5906
       support.
     Cause:
       Enhancement request. 
     Change:
       Sync to latest NDIS5x.
     Impact:
       Fixed the problem as described above.

  2.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#26184,26263,26147,24352,26146,26261,26262,26196,25620,26197.
        Add PNP IDs to Vista INF file.
      Cause:
        Requirement for Vista support.
      Change:
        Added new IDs to INF file.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ enhancement Requests.


Version 9.20.0.2  Aug 04, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Problem:
       Driver cannot be unloaded after running 2c_loadunload in a loop
       overnight. It usually happens after running the script for 4
       hours.
     Cause:
       At UM_Halt, driver disables interrupt on the h/w then calls 
       NDIS function to disconnect interrupt from operating system.
       There is a window that a pending DPC for Isr has been queued
       but OS has not called NDIS's DPC for Isr when driver made call
       to disconnect interrupt from IDT. NDIS will in turn a)
       deallocate interrupt object. b) NdisMDeregisterInterruptEx 
       immediately return without waiting for pending DPC to complete.
       When system calls NDIS's Dpc for Isr later, NDIS will not call 
       driver's Dpc for Isr routine. It leaves driver pending DPC count
       non-zero, hence, the halt function will wait until it goes to
       zero which will never happen.
     Change:
       Driver waits for pending DPC to complete after disabling
       interrupts on h/w. It only call NdisMDeregisterInterruptEx when
       pending DPC count is clear (zero).
     Impact:
       Fixed the problem as described above.

  2. Problem:
       AUT stops passing traffic in Chariot Stress test when LsoV2
       is enabled on capable NICs such as 5755/5754/5787.
     Cause:
       Driver would prematurely clear the MSS in the LSO NBL information
       structure when the driver is running out of SBD and pushes the
       NetBufferList back to the send queue. The driver would not see
       the MSS information when resending the netbufferlist after SBDs
       become available.
       The logic of setting LSO completion is carried from old code.
       This problem was in the driver since day one but it doesn't
       expose until we test it with RC1 build+LsoV2.
     Change:
       Modify the code to setup LSO completion information after
       the LSO packet was actually transmitted.
     Impact:
       Fixed the problem as described above.

Version 9.20.0.1  Jul 20, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Problem:
       Driver sometimes experience linked list corruption which leads
       to different problems such as hang, data corruption etc.
     Cause:
       The function s_list_pop_head does not terminate the linked-list
       by setting the "next" field to null. If we subsequently add the
       removed entry to other linked list, it would add more entries 
       than it's supposed to and the value in "cnt" field doesn't match 
       the number of entries in the link list obviously.
       XP driver doesn't have this problem because it doesn't
       use any of functions from listq.h
     Change:
       Nullify the "next" field after the entry was removed from queue.
     Impact:
       None.

Version 9.20.0.0  Jun 13, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Problem:
       NDIS6 driver for Vista RC 1 needs to implement new offload 
       interface.
     Cause:
       This is a Vista RC 1 and RTM requirement.
     Change:
       Implemented changes to comply with the new offload interface.
       Implemented Group Keyword for TCPIP offload settings.
       Modified the code to comply with latest NDIStester tools.
     Impact:
       Driver passes RC 1 NDIStest on a patched 5452 build.

  2. Problem:
       Need to merge OEM and BRCM generic INF.
     Cause:
       This is a Vista RC 1 and RTM requirement.
     Change:
       OEM and BRCM generic INFs are merged.
     Impact:
       All IDs from these infs (based on b57win 9.52B) are included 
       in the inbox INF file.

  3.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#25620 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM. (mobile)
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#25620 Enhancement Request.

Version 9.18    Jun 24, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Problem:
       Resume take  2 seconds longer if the ethernet cable is connected.
     Cause:
       NDIS6 driver does not complete a set power request timely if 
       link is up before going into low power mode. The driver will
       wait for the link to come up at DPC level for seconds. This 
       prevent other thread from running. 
     Change:
       Driver completed the set power without waiting the link to go up.
       Driver does not indicate link status to OS during link setup right
       in the case of resuming from low power mode. It schedules a link
       check timer to finally report the link status if there is a change.
       This is to ensure driver doesn't mistakenly indicate a link down
       and indicate link up again.
     Impact:
       Fixed the problem as described.

 2.  Problem:
        CQ#25391 - 1c_KernelCalls IoGetAttachedDeviceReference
     Cause:
        This is introduced while implementing a workaround for beta 2 
        NDIS.sys not being able to access PCI configuration space at
        MiniportAddDevice callback. Miniport driver hence need to get
        access to the device stack. But NDIS driver can not call 
        IoGetAttachedDeviceReference.
     Change:
        Remove the IoGetAttachedDeviceReference since the driver doesn't
        really need reference to the topmost device object while accessing
        the PCI bus driver.
     Impact:
        Fixed CQ#25391.
        
Version 9.17    Jun 15, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        Enable private OID support for Vista.
      Cause:
        LH NDIS wrapper will failed OIDs sent to any NDIS6 driver if 
        the OIDs has not been included in the supported OID list. If
        NDIS6 driver returns private OIDs in the support list,
        IOCTLCoverage will throw random data through the advertised
        OID. The driver does not validate the contents in the input
        buffer that cause random behavior while handling private OID.
      Change:
        Modify the driver to include private OIDs in the supported
        OID list. An input buffer header was added to each private.
        The header contains signature setup by the calling application.
        Driver always validate the signature before process a private
        OID. Changes are also made to BMAPI.
      Impact:
        Driver now can passed IOCTLCoverage test with private OID
        support. BACS can talk to NDIS6 driver through the modified
        BMAPI.

  2. Problem:
       CQ#25320 NDIS6: InterruptModeration test failure
     Cause:
       Driver does not return BytesWritten. 
     Change:
       Return buffer size properly.  
     Impact:
       Fixed CQ#25320.

  3. Problem:
       Driver BSODs when there are more than 32 CPUs installed.
     Cause:
       Driver assumed the max number of CPUs is 32 and allocated
       a static array of 32 elements for per-CPU data. It causes 
       memory overrun when the number of active CPUs is more than 32.  
     Change:
       Instead of using hardcoded number, the driver gets number
       of active CPUs through newly added kernel API and allocates
       memory from non-paged pool for per-processor slot data.  
     Impact:
       Driver will not crash when number of CPU is greater than 32.

  4. Problem:
       Driver initialization causes newer Vista check build to assert.
     Cause:
       Driver didn't properly clean up the RSS attribute pointer while
       registering generic attributes with ndis.
     Change:
       Change made to the initialization code to clean up the RSS
       attribute pointer if the chip does not support RSS.
     Impact:
       Fixed the assert in newer Vista check build.

Version 9.16    Jun 12, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24438 - Need to support MSI in NDIS 6 driver on MSI capable 
        devices.
      Cause:
        The NDIS 6 driver for 57xx devices does not currently support 
        MSI on *any* device, even devices that are capable of supporting 
        MSI.  It is a MSFT Vista logo requirement that all PCI-E devices 
        supoort MSI, and thus the driver for PCI-E devices should support 
        MSI. So the driver needs to be modified to support MSI for 
        Shasta Cx step devices, and all later PCI-E devices including 
        Baxter, Stanford, Jade, and Caeser. The driver should not support 
        MSI on Shasta A/B steps due to known HW errata regarding MSI in 
        those devices. At this time the driver is not required to support
        MSI on non PCI-e devices.
      Change:
        Added code support MSI in ndis6 driver. Change INF to enable OS
        to assign MSI resources for devices newer than Shasta. The driver
        implemented code to filter out MSI resources and roll back to INTX
        for Shasta A/B steps based on chip rev read from PCI config 0x68.
      Impact:
        MSI now is supported on Shasta CX and up.
        

Version 9.15b    May 19, 2006
Same driver binary files as prior v9.15 Driver Release
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        Keep NDIS60 INF in sync with XP's INF.
      Change:
        Synced to 9.52B XP inf.
      Impact:
        None.
 

Version 9.15a    May 17, 2006
Same driver binary files as prior v9.15 Driver Release 
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24766 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM. (mobile)
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#24766 Enhancement Request.

  2.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24456 Remove 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        Old 4 ID device match support request by OEM. (mobile)
      Change:
        Removed new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve latest requirement for CQ#24766

Version 9.15.0.0    May 12, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Problem:
       CQ#24741 INF Scrub for Vista Inbox Driver Revealed Missing Support 
       for Some Chips and Invalid 4-part IDs.
     Cause:
       Some 2-Part IDs are missing and invalid 4-Part IDs. 
     Change:
       Added required 2-Part IDs and removed invalid 4-Part IDs.  
     Impact:
       Fixed CQ#24741.
  2. Problem:
       Need to sync-up to XP driver to pickup latest fixes.
     Change:
       Manually merge files from XP driver.
     Impact:
       Picked up latest changes, fixes to the XP driver.

Version 9.14.0.0  May 5, 2006
Merged from 9.4.2.9
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1. Problem:
       There are multiple synchronization problems in code paths,
       such as the Pause/Restart, Reset, Halt, PowerManagement, interrupt
       and DPC handling etc.
     Cause:
       Vista OS appears to be more asynchronous which would trigger
       some race conditions in the some code inherent from the old design. 
     Change:
       Make disabling/enabling interrupt synced with ISR, ensure no pending
       DPC after interrupt has been disabled. Re-write RX code so that is
       clean and easy to sync with other operations such as reseting, pausing,
       restarting, switching between power modes. Driver can not be safely reset
       in most case so the reset code has been changed to asynchronous.  
     Impact:
       Fixed many race conditions reported by MSFT during their internal
       test and deployment.

  2.  Enhancement Request:
        Use in-stack spinlock to improve performance in performance critical
        Path.
      Cause:
        Enhancement.
      Change:
        Use in stack spinlock to improve performance in performance critical
        Path.
      Impact:
        Enhance spinlock performance.

  3. Problem:
       Interrupt coalescing doesn't work and CPU usage is high under heavy
       traffic.
     Cause:
       Driver disables interrupt at ISR and invoke DPC. DPC will continuously
       check status block update and process send and receive events until
       a) no more status block update event b) DPC has executed more than
       10 ms c) DPC loop count has been reached. When DPC is running, no
       interrupt is generated hence the interrupt count is very low. The
       interrupt coalescing logic believes the device is not generating
       many interrupts/events and won't kick in. 
     Change:
       change made to the DPC to increment the interrupt count when it detects
       a new status block update so that the interrupt coalescing logic will
       engage to coalesce the host-attention events.  
     Impact:
       Reduced CPU utilization under heavy traffic and improve PEI.


Version 9.13.0.0  May 5, 2006
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24456 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM. (mobile)
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#24456 Enhancement Request.

  2.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24584 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#24584 Enhancement Request.

  3.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24186 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project. Removed
        reference to 5788 section.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#24186 Enhancement Request.


Version 9.12c.0.0  April 20, 2006
Same driver binary files as prior v9.5 Driver Release 
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24401 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM. (mobile)
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#24401 Enhancement Request.

  2.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24352 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#24352 Enhancement Request.

  3.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24351 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#24351 Enhancement Request.

  4.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24104 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#24104 Enhancement Request.

  5.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24186 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#24186 Enhancement Request.

Version 9.12b.0.0  April 10, 2006
Same driver binary files as prior v9.5 Driver Release 
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24099 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM. (mobile)
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#24099 Enhancement Request.

  2.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24192 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#24192 Enhancement Request.

  3.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24190 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#24190 Enhancement Request.

  4.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24189 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#24189 Enhancement Request.

  5.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24186 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#24186 Enhancement Request.

  6.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24017 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#24017 Enhancement Request.


Version 9.12a.0.0  March 31, 2006
Same driver binary files as prior v9.5 Driver Release 
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#24099 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#24099 Enhancement Request.

Version 9.12.0.0  March 24, 2006
----------------------------------------
  1. Problem:
       NDIS6 driver need to pick up latest changes from XP driver.
     Cause:
       Merge of NDIS5.x driver changes is required.
     Change:
       Synced files upto 03/06/2006 from b57xp32 v9.20.
     Impact:
       None.
 
  2. Problem:
       Vista 5308 Network Connection displays 1Gb while adapter is
       initialized with a 10/100Mb link.
     Cause:
       NDIS in this build assumes the link speed to be the Max Speed
       the driver has advertised at initialization without sending
       OID to query current link speed. 
     Change:
       The Link Done Timer routine will test the current link speed
       if the link is active. It compares the current speed against
       the Max Speed advertised at initialization time, it indicates
       link speed change event to NDIS if current link speed does not 
       equal to Max Link Speed.
     Impact:
       Network connection correctly shows link speed.

  3.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ23713 Add new 5789 device ID's for OEM customer.
      Cause:
        New OEM project IDs requested.
      Change:
        Added new PCI ID support in NDIS INF files.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ23713 Enhancement Request.

  4.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ23712 Add new 5789 device ID's for OEM customer.
      Cause:
        New OEM project IDs requested.
      Change:
        Added new PCI ID support in NDIS INF files.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ23712 Enhancement Request.


Version 9.6.0.0  March 3, 2006
----------------------------------------
  1.  Problem:
        CQ23438 System with 5752M fails to get DHCP address on boot
        if LAN cable was disconnected during OS boot and later 
        connected after user log on to Windows.
      Cause:
        A non recoverable Read DMA error occurs in this test scenario, 
        due to NIC's internal core clock being automatically slowed down
        by logic in the device when the GPHY DLL is  automatically powered
        down when CAT 5 cable is disconnected.
        The GPHY DLL automatically gets powered down and NIC's internal
        core clock gets slowed down when the CAT 5 cable disconnected, 
        this is an intended design power saving feature.
        Unfortunately, the slowed down of the core-clock causes Read DMA 
        error, which resulted in the system failed to acquire the IP address
        via DHCP.
      Change:
        Modified driver code to Not  Enable the GPHY DLL Auto-Power-Down
        feature of hardware for 5752M Devices.
      Impact:
        Higher power consumption on these devices when the device is
        enabled, but the network link is down.
        Resolve CQ23438 issue.

  2.  Problem:
        CQ23551 Disable GPHY DLL power-down on 5752M, 5754M, 
        5755M, and 5787M Devices.
      Cause:
        Same problem as CQ23438 would occur for the listed devices.
        A non recoverable Read DMA error occurs in this test scenario, 
        due to NIC's internal core clock being automatically slowed down
        by logic in the device when the GPHY DLL is  automatically powered
        down when CAT 5 cable is disconnected.
        The GPHY DLL automatically gets powered down and NIC's internal
        core clock gets slowed down when the CAT 5 cable disconnected, 
        this is an intended design power saving feature.
        Unfortunately, the slowed down of the core-clock causes Read DMA 
        error, which resulted in the system failed to acquire the IP address
        via DHCP.
      Change:
        Modified driver code to Not Enable the GPHY DLL Auto-Power-Down
        feature of hardware for all  5752M, 5754M, 5755M, 5787M Devices.
      Impact:
        Higher power consumption on these devices when the device is
        enabled, but the network link is down.
        Resolve CQ23551 issue.

  3. Problem:
       NDIStester 6.5 Offloadchecksum failure on 5715/14/80 devices.
     Cause:
       The driver mistakenly enables pseudo header checksum on
       5714/5715/5780 devices.
     Change:
       Made change to the code so that 5714/5715/5780 devices will
       not calculate pseudo header checksum on TX path.
     Impact:
       Passed NDIStestv6.5.

Version 9.6  March 3, 2006
Merged from 9.4.1.x branch
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Problem:
        1516254 Broadcom: b57nd60a / b57nd60x: 0x9F during stress: 
                DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE (9f)
        1523492 Broadcom: b57nd60a/b57nd60x: drivers fails to send 
                complete packets causing multiple issues.
      Cause:
        A race conditions in LM_EnableInterrupt and UM_Reset enables
        interrupt twice. It causes interrupt being re-enabled after
        DPC had disabled it.
      Change:
        Have the LM_EnableInterrupt sync with ISR and test if interrupt
        is unmasked before enabling interrupt.
      Impact:
        Resolved MSFT reported 1516254 and 1523492 on CTP release.

  2.  Problem:
        1502715 Broadcom: b57nd60a.sys: v9.5.0.0: X64_0xD1_W_b57nd60a!
                MM_IndicateRxPackets+32b: miniport is indicating packets 
                up when OID_GEN_CURRENT_PACKET_FILTER is not set
      Cause:
        The UM_Restart routine turns on the OkToIndicate flags without
        testing the current packet filter. NDIS clears packet filter 
        when pausing a miniport. When Miniport gets restarted, NDIS does
        not expect miniport to indicate any RX packet until it turns on
        the packet filter.
      Change:
        Do not set OkToIndicatePackets when restarting miniport.
      Impact:
        Resolved MSFT reported 1502715 on CTP release.

  3.  Problem:
        1513694 Broadcom: b57nd60x.sys "\Network Interface(*)\Bytes Sent/sec" 
        counter 0 for Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller (NDIS6.0).
      Cause:
        Driver doesn't fully support OID_GEN_STATISTICS.
      Change:
        Implemented OID_GEN_STATISTICS as required.
      Impact:
        Resolved MSFT reported 1513694 on CTP release.

Version 9.5C   *** INF Update ***  Feb 28, 2006      
Same driver binary files as prior v9.5 Driver Release 
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ#23332 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ#23332 Enhancement Request.

Version 9.5B   *** INF Update ***  Feb 14, 2006      
Same driver binary files as prior v9.5 Driver Release 
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ22775, 23125 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ22775, 23125 Enhancement Request.

Version 9.5A   *** INF Update ***  Feb 2, 2006      
Same driver binary files as prior v9.5 Driver Release 
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ14658,22946, and 22956 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ14658,22946, and 22956 Enhancement Request.

Version 9.5   January 31, 2006      
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Problem:
        Assert during 2c_PMSleep.wsf.
      Cause:
        While fixing RSS shutdown crash on suspend, there is a bug
        being introduced causing NON-RSS devices to leave RX BDs in 
        RX return ring, then LM_SetPowerState waits at dispatch level.
      Change:
        Release main spinlock before calling LM_SetPowerState.
      Impact:
        2c_PMSleep won't assert.

  2.  Problem:
        Halting adapter BSOD.
      cause: 
        While fixing RSS shutdown crash on suspend, there is a bug
        being introduced causing NON-RSS devices to leave RX BDs in 
        RX return ring. This effectively messed up the RX resource
        accounting.
      Change:
        Fix in LM_Abort to make sure non-RSS nics correctly collect
        RX BDs in RX return ring before returning.
      Impact:
        Halting non-RSS adapter won't BSOD.


Version 9.4   January 21, 2006      
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Problem:
        Fix in 9.3 breaks LSO on 5705, ndistester asserts.
      Cause:
        Boundary condition is not detected correctly.
      Change:
        Modified code to test chip ID range correctly.
      Impact:
        Fixed 5705 LSO.


Version 9.3   January 21, 2006      
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Problem:
        LSO Cert. failures on 5704
      Cause:
        Need workround.
      Change:
        Disable LSO silently. We Will fix it later.
      Impact:
        LSO is disabled on 5704 and older chips.

Version 9.2A   *** INF Update ***  January 20, 2006      
Same driver binary files as prior v9.2 Driver Release 
----------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.  Enhancement Request:
        CQ14024 Add 4 ID device match for new OEM project.
      Cause:
        New 4 ID device match support request by OEM.
      Change:
        Added new 4 ID device match for OEM project.
      Impact:
        Resolve CQ22775 Enhancement Request.

Version 9.2 January 20, 2006
----------------------------------------

  1. Problem:
         Broadcom driver reports MTU of 1514 in NDISMSetMiniportAttribute  
         MTU should not include header and should report 1500.  TCP then add 14 to the MTU;
         causing IPSec to interpret this as a corrupted packet
       cause:
         Incorrectly report MTU size at initialization.
       Change:
         Report MTU size correctly, MTU should not include header.
       Impact:
         Resolve reported issue.   

  2. Problem:
         Use DDK-5287 to build the driver.
       cause:
         Feb CTP release requirement.
       Change:
         No source code change required.
       Impact:
         Resolve reported issue.   

Version 9.1 January 17, 2006
----------------------------------------
  1. Problem:
         ECD13216 Implement ECD13216 for 5714S/5715S link detection problem.
      Cause:
         Hardware errata on 5714S/5715S
      Change:
         Modified init code to enable configuration bits to enable
         fix for ECD13216 in hardware.
         Modified link status code to read link status from tx status
         register.
      Impact:
         None

  2. Enhancement Request:
        CQ14643 Add new PCI ID support for OEM customer.
      Cause:
        New OEM project.
      Change:
        Added new PCI ID support in OEM installation INF file.
      Impact:
        Resolve C14643 Enhancement Request.

Version 9.0 January 10, 2006
----------------------------------------
  1.  Initial release.
 
  Overall:
      This initial release of BRCM NetExtreme NDIS 6.0 Driver was tested to
      perform the best with Microsoft Longhorn (Vista) Beta build version 5270,
      and all tests were performed using MSFT NDIS Test 6.0.6.

      Although this version (9.0) of BRCM NetExtreme NDIS 6.0 Driver had encountered
      some problems during testing, but we believe most of the problems are MSFT
      Longhorn (Vista) OS and/or NDIS Test tool related.

      BRCM is actively engaged with MSFT regarding the "known issues", and are 
      working with MSFT in driving the resolutions.

      This BRCM NetExtreme NDIS 6.0 Driver support BRCM NetExtreme chip family
      starting from BCM5703, 5704, CIOB-E, 5705, 5751, 5752, 5754, 5755, 5787,
      5714, 5715, HTLE and derivatives.  This NDIS 6.0 Driver removed the support
      for BCM 5700, 5701 and 5702 chips.

  Known issues:
      CQ13764: DPC timeout -- LH 5216.vbl_ndt_netio DPC watchdog timeout with 
               b57xp32 on the stack (reported by MSFT).
      CQ22245: DPC timeout -- 5751C1 freezes OS when IPV6 Chariot traffic is 
               applied
      CQ22290: DPC timeout -- Running Chariot IPV6 stress traffic causes OS to
               lock-up when LSO is disabled
      CQ22305: DPC timeout -- 5787mA1 cannot complete NDIS6 tester 
               2c_mini6Performance.wsf test script

          Note: DPC timeout is an OS issue where the newly introduced 
                DPC watchdog in Windows Vista mistakenly flags the driver 30 
                seconds timeout at DISPATCH level. MSFT is actively 
                looking into this issue. 

      CQ22282: NDIS6 tester exhibits runtime script error when 
               2c_mini6RSSSendRecv is executed
          This appears to be a test kit issue, MSFT is looking into this.
          It only affects 5755 devices.

      CQ22299: 5755A1 Receive Side Scaling (RSS) does not work
          This was caused the "indirection table" set by protocol
          stacks in the Longhorn (Vista) OS.

      CQ22468: NDIS 6 LSO for IPv4 Does Not Appear to Work Based on Performance 
               over CPU Utilization Measurements
          Under investigation.

      CQ14642: NDIS6 wake on LAN does not work for any sleep states
          This is an OS issue.


Download Driver Pack

How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

server: web2, load: 0.41